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Master of Science (MS)
Family, Consumer, and Human Development
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Social and employment changes have occurred in the United States over the past twenty years that have had a drastic impact on the "traditional" American family. Americans now live in an era of inflation and economic change in which a second family income is often a necessity just to maintain.an adequate standard of living. Mothers' are no longer waiting until their youngest child enters elementary school to enter or re-enter the labor force. By 1985, 57% of mothers' of children under the age of six were in the labor force, whereas in 1950, only 12% were employed (Department of Labor, 1988).
Elliot-Robinson, Cheryl, "Current child Care Strategies of Twenty-Five states and Summary Recommendations for Future Child Care Services in Utah based on Recommendations from the Governor's Task Force on Child Care" (1992). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 1031.
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